Patrick Klepek is a former editor for GiantBomb. On 17 Dec 2014, leaked emails from GameJournoPros revealed that Klepek conspired to blacklist developer Kevin Dent from receiving any coverage from gaming journalists. Shortly after the reveal, Klepek left GiantBomb to become a senior reporter at Kotaku.
Conflicts of interest
Klepek wrote an article for Giant Bomb on 15 September 2014, in which he promoted Jenn Frank's work In the article, he admits to her being "one of my longtime buds in the small circle that is games writers". However, he failed to disclose a financial conflict of interest between the two, regarding Klepek's donations to Frank's Patreon account.